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About Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

*NOW IN OUR 43rd MAGNIFICENT YEAR ALONG CHICAGO’S MAGNIFICENT MILE.* This Chicago treasure serves Prime Ribs of Beef carved tableside from silver carts. The famous Spinning Bowl Salad, whipped cream horseradish, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and warm hospitality create an experience that has landed Lawry's on countless "10 Best" lists.

SideDoor- Lawry's lil sister on our Rush Street side, serving Gastro-fare, craft beers, hand-forged cocktails all day long.

100 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Prime Rib, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5-9:30pm. Saturday 4:30-10pm. Sunday: 3:30-8pm

Lawry's the Prime Rib is closed for lunch
SideDoor is open for all day dining 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday thru Friday. 11:30 am to 11:00, Saturday

Cross Street:
Ontario and Rush Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 787-5000

Website:
http://www.lawrysonline.com/

Entertainment:
Summer in the City:
Sunset River Tour & Three-Course Dinner
All Summer | Monday thru Friday
5pm Check-in | 5:30-7pm River Cruise | 7:30 pm Dinner
$110 per guest, inclusive

For Reservations Contact Shannon:
Email stauschman@lawrysonline.com | 312.787.5000
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises
Enjoy a new perspective of the city in open-air and indoor seating while docents spotlight 50+ significant sites.

MENU
Original Spinning Bowl Salad warm sourdough bread

6 oz. California Cut Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef whipped cream horseradish, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes & gravy
Salmon or Vegetarian entrees are also available

C.C. Brown’s Ice Cream Sundae with coffee or hot tea

Catering:
Dinner "To Go" - Suited for all Home & Office Dining - Please Place your Order Two Business Days Prior. Delivery is Available at an Additional Charge.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available during dinner hours only and can be easily accessed at our front entrance. Valet Rate is $16.
Validated self-parking garages are located at ROW Parking Garage (at 50 East Ohio Street) and Ontario Place Parking Garage (at 10 East Ontario). Rates vary between the two garages, but generally average $12 for three hours of parking, with restaurant validation.

Public Transit:
Easy Access from Michigan Avenue CTA Bus Stops. CTA Red Line stops are conveniently located within blocks of our restaurant at Grand/State and Chicago/State.

Executive Chef:
Leonard Delgado

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Lawry's The Prime Rib is available for nearly any private function from casual luncheons to business dinners to elegant weddings. Delicious food, exceptional hospitality and beautiful surroundings are available during the day for your group of 25 to 200.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.5

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4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (133)
Good for Anniversaries (118)
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Pre/post Theatre (38)
Cozy (36)
Notable Wine List (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Sunday Lunch (17)
Bar Seating (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
People Watching (12)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I visit every year at Christmas. Absolute best prime rib and we enjoy the carolers The only thing that changed is the carolers no longer come to the table. I liked it better when they did. The decorating is beautiful

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Prime rib was lacking on quality as well as quantity compared to the past. Waitress was amiable but seemed to be going through the motions. Possibly understaffed. Maybe just a bad night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food, service and ambiance were wonderful as always. Loved the Christmas Carolers!

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 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and Ambience was great! Their Prime Rib is the best I have ever had and the rolling silver cart comes to your table and the meat is cut right in front of you. Fabulous!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Service and food was excellant as it always is. The restaurant is decorated perfectly every holiday season.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were both wonderful- what a great meal!

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·Dined 3 days ago

We've visited most of the Lawry's locations nationwide over the past several years. They always offer the very best, traditional prime rib dinner and this visit was another exceptional meal. The only disappointment was delay in seating us...we had a confirmed 7:45 reservation and did not reach out table until 8:15.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Very poor service, room was cold, manager acted like he didn’t care about our complaint. He offered me a candy cane ! after I completed describing my concerns.
THis was at least the fifth time we have dined at Lawry’s during December as a tradition....the Madrigal Carolers, etc. we know it was once better.
We won’t be back....poor service and cold room were factors, but attitude of manager pretty much sealed it.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Always visit Lawry's every time we are in Chicago. My favorite place to dine in Chicago...especially at Christmastime!!!! Seasoned wait staff, excellent food and fabulous wine and dessert!!! Atmosphere is over the top!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Went to celebrate wife’s birthday. Reservation at 7:30 but had to wait until 8pm to be seated. Guest with later reservations were seated before us. Arrived at table and only 2 place settings were set for 4 people.
Had to ask for silverware. Then had to ask for napkin. Then had to ask for bread plates. Then had to ask for two more waters theee times before we got it. Food was the highlight of the evening. I was extremely disappointed in everything else.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service great as always, Xmas carolers were special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food, exceptional wait staff. Jeffrey was beyond exceptional.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing as always!

The service was extremely disappointing. Our waitress dropped/spilled several things. It was a special occasion and our waitress was not very accommodating. The choral singers were singing and she kept interrupting when we were trying to listen. Lastly, did not get our drinks until after the salad was served. Very disapppointing service overall.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great holiday tradition

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We go every year during Dec. This has been my favorite restaurant for years. I went with my aunt as a child, and we are now taking our grandchildren. The menu is classic prime rib and the restaurant is an exquisite former mansion/home. If you want to feel special and eat an amazing meal, call ahead an make reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food and service. We were so glad we went to Lawry's Chicago for our 39th anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Love Lawry’s, as always the food was great, service was great. Having the Christmas carolers and Santa was an extra special touch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

A very nice dinner. The prime rib was the best we've ever had. It was almost fork tender. It was all fresh and hot. Spinning salad bowl was delicious. Yorkshire pudding was perfect accompaniment to the prime rib. Service was not rushed at all. Wine list is very well priced. Had Christmas carolers there during our visit. Ambience is quiet, great for conversations. We'll definitely be back, and highly recommend.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Worst dining experience in years. Service was almost non-existent, food was not hat, wine glass with red wine was cracked. Will never go back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was palatable, but unremarkable. The service was somewhat slow as well as impersonal. Overall,significantly overpriced for what was served (The Lawry cut meal).

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·Dined 5 days ago

Christmas atmosphere make the visit special for us. The menu is simple and the portions are almost generous. I have the feeling that the prime rib cuts have shrunk in size over time (we have been at least annual visitors since 1977). I never understand this type of frugality. The food is one of the least expensive factors in serving a patron; just raise the price $1 and add a few oz. (don't subtract rather). But I digress. Carollers were as always a highlight, food was good, service good, ambience annoyingly loud.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Always quality service and food. I sure miss the lunch they used to have.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

My parents were in town

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Lawry’s is always a wonderful place for the BEST prime rib in Chicago and the staff and service is always top shelf.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful evening to celebrate my 87th birthday. Delicious food and very pleasant, efficient
waitperson!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Lawry’s never disappoints. The prime rib is superb, the service is excellent, and the wine selections are plentiful. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

Lawrys is the best prime rib around it was amazing! The Staff and service was fast ,friendly and great. The atmosphere was great prices were good. Me and my wife will be going back there again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Started out wrong when drinks ordered from bar before being seated never made it to the table. Menus were passed upon seating but it was 15 min before anyone paid attention to us.
Finally the wait staff came and took water order. The sparkling water was served awhile later but the still water never came. We then ask another wait staff for help since we felt abandoned.
She did her best to accommodate us and straightened the mess out in the bar etc in a very professional manner. The spinning salad was not fresh and prime rib was nothing special.
I will not return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good as usual, great meal for the price.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always great prime rib, bring it right to you. You decide what cut you want and how you want it done. House horseradish plain or creamy.
Mashed potatoes, asparagus, and /or creamed corn.
Or you can order off the menu, choice of beef, seafood, scalloped potatoes, and seasonal choices.
Famous "spinning salad and house dressing"
Many wine choices or bar drinks, soda, or teas.
Christmas holiday after Thanksgiving groups come in to do Christmas carols, move from room to room, they do take orders if you have something you want to hear.
Everyone friendly, helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

IT IS THE PLACE TO FOR A GREAT ROAST BEEF DINNER. THE SERVICE IS FORMAL AND PREISDICTABLY GOOD. THE MEAT IS CARVED AT THE TABLE - AND IT IS A SHOW. THE DRINKS AND THE DESSERTS WERE GOOD, TOO. WE VISIT ONCE A YEAR - IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The hostess was not very friendly but once I was seated I received from the rest of the staff the great service that I’ve come to expect from Lawry’s.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It has been 15 years since we visited Lawry's and I forgot how great that prime rib tasted.
We often dine downtown at many great new and established restaurants and we will definitely make Lawry's a more frequent visit for a great predicable meal served by a top staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We go to Chicago every Christmas and several times we choose aLawreys as our dinner choice. The meat is phenomenal and I love the spinning salad.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent! Loved everything about the restaurant! The carollers were wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding food, elegant service. Long wait for table

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a reservation for 10 people at 7:30 and were seated promptly. Big improvement from our last visit.
Food was outstanding as usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have traveled 5 hours for this dining on this weekend, for over 20 yrs
Lawry’s never disappoints . Our favorite meal of all year

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Hair in salad, poor service all and all a terrible experience.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We got together with some relatives and we all came away saying it was the best meal we ever had!!!! The carolers was a was a really nice touch for the holidays!!! Thank you!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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